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June 2008


Star Wars Frames


Sideshow has just announced a new product, a new limited edition six book box set, called Star Wars Frames. The books contain iconic shots from all six Star Wars films that were personally selected by George Lucas. No word yet on the price but it appears as if the set will be limited to only 1,138 pieces. Click on through for a few pictures of the box set. We will be sure to keep you updated on this as we learn more.

Sunday, June 29, 2008 | Ryan Phipps

Clone Wars Listings Overseas


A number of listings for the Clone Wars 3-D line have appeared on a Japanese wholesaler's website. Among them are listings for red and blue deco variations on the Clone Trooper Helmet roleplay toy from Hasbro. Also a listing appeared for a Clone Wars 501st Clone Trooper. There are no photos, but as soon as anything is known, we'll be sure to update you immediately!

Saturday, June 28, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

Boba Gets His Logo Back


Hasbro mentioned that the earlier 2008 Evolutions sets would get repackaged in the Legacy Collection, and we've got a boxed photo sent in of the Fett Legacy set. Check out the fuzzy blown up image of Boba so you can see that he has his white chest logo that was missing in the last set. Fett fanatics can relax!

Friday, June 27, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

Tokyo Toy Show 2008


The folks at JapanStarWars.com have a great gallery posted of the 2008 Japanese Toy Show. Included are images of upcoming Hasbro product, models, and most noticeably, a Spirit of Qui-Gon mini-bust exclusive to Celebration Japan. Head on over to check them all out.

Friday, June 27, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

Updated Temple of Doom Wave Photo


In case you missed it this week, an updated photo of the Indiana Jones Wave 4 from Temple of Doom surfaced from Hasbro, with a look finally at Indy in his battle torn shirt! This is shaping up to be one outstanding wave of figures in an already outstanding line of toys.

Friday, June 27, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

Kubrick Box Set and 400% Indiana Jones Revealed!


Forum user scaryandy has posted pictures of a couple of upcoming Medicom pieces sure to get a rise out of Kubrick fans everywhere. The complete contents of a new 5 piece box set which finally reveals the long awaited Mace Windu, as well as a Y-Wing Pilot from ROTJ. And the news every Indy fan wants to hear, a 400% Indiana Jones Kubrick! No word on when, but stay tuned right here for further details down the road.

Friday, June 27, 2008 | Scott Pearson

Target Clearances?


Word from our anonymous Target sources leads us to believe that the red dot is going to begin its clearance of the 30th Anniversary Collection before long. First it seems exclusives, battlepacks, and some other items may get the axe, and then perhaps basic figures a little later. All of course to make room for the new Legacy and Clone Wars lines. Keep an eye out at your local Target stores for these possible price cuts to begin soon!

Thursday, June 26, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

JediDefender Wishlists 2008: The Expanded Universe


For the last couple of years, JediDefender has run an informal fan poll asking for your ten most wanted characters from the various Star Wars films. All you have to do to take part in our latest poll is come up with your Wish List for your top ten 3-3/4" figures from the Expanded Universe!

Thursday, June 26, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Wishlists 2008: The Clone Wars


All the votes have been tallied and the results are in! The top 10 Wishlist for The Clone Wars has been published in our forums with a realistic style Tarr Seirr leading the pack as the overall #1 selection. Thanks to everyone who participated in the voting process!

Thursday, June 26, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro Indiana Jones Basic Figures Wave 4 Update


We know a lot of our readers are buying the Hasbro Indy figures, so it's worth mentioning that Urban-Collector has posted a picture of the figures from the Temple of Doom themed Wave 4. Hopefully we'll get a better look at them soon!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Clone Wars San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Trooper?


An anonymous source dropped something into the finds bin today with a look at the figure Hasbro confirmed in the last Q&A session with us. It turns out there is indeed a "regular" red Clone coming... with a twist. Click on through to see what we mean and check out the images.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

Celebration Japan Bronze Boba Classics Bust


Blister.jp has announced another one of their Celebration Japan exclusives. Click on the thumbnail above to check out the Boba Fett (Bronze Version) Classics Bust from Gentle Giant. Fett will be limited to 300 pieces at the show.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Shipping From Dark Horse This Week


Arriving at your local comic book shop this week is Star Wars: Dark Times #12 from Dark Horse Comics. Can't wait to read it? Well then check out Dark Horse's website for a preview to tide you over!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Kubrick Star Wars Series 9 Chase Figure Update


Following up on our earlier report, we managed to track down pics of the three chase figures from Kubrick Star Wars Series 9. Click on the thumbnails above to check out the Ep2 Clone Trooper Commander, Shaak Ti, and Zam Wesell! Still no firm details on the ratios for each chase, but hopefully we'll have another update for you soon!

Monday, June 23, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Celebration Japan Exclusive Kubrick Shadow Guard


Medicom has updated their website today with the announcement of a new carded Kubrick Shadow Guard figure that will be sold at Celebration Japan. The Force Unleashed based figure will be limited to 1500 pieces with 750 sold at the convention and 750 sold via the Medicom Collectors website.

Monday, June 23, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Celebration Japan Wicket & Paploo Be@rbrick Set


The Medicom Toy website updates continue today with the announcement of a new Wicket & Paploo Be@rbrick Set that will be sold at Celebration Japan. The two Be@rs have slightly different paint jobs on their heads from previously released versions. Approximately 3000 pieces will be sold at the convention.

Monday, June 23, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Pepsi Nex Star Wars Be@rbrick Promo Update


The Medicom Toy website updates continue today with official details on the Pepsi Nex Star Wars Be@rbrick promotion. The 70% sized Be@rbricks are packaged with select bottles of Pepsi Nex in Japan.

Monday, June 23, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Celebration Japan RAH AotC Clone Trooper Commander


The Medicom Toy website updates continue today with the announcement of a Blister.jp exclusive Real Action Heroes AotC Clone Trooper Commander figure that will be sold at Celebration Japan. Approximately 250 pieces will be sold at the convention. There is no word yet whether or not Sideshow Collectibles will be able to import any for US distribution.

Monday, June 23, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Kubrick Star Wars Series 9 Update


Our friends at instinctoy have posted some new info on the upcoming Kubrick Star Wars Series 9. Click on through for new pics, as well as early info on the case ratios and chase figures!

Monday, June 23, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Loose Legacy & Clone Wars Figures


A handfull of loose Legacy Collection and Clone Wars figures popped up this weekend. From Sandstorm figure details to just how big the Quad-Cannon accessory is going to be, there are some neat things to check out, so click on through and take a look.

Sunday, June 22, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

Questions for Hasbro? - Session 55


On June 13th, we sent another batch of questions to Hasbro for their Star Wars Question and Answer feature. Today, we've got the answers to... well, only two of those three questions (but one of those answers confirms plans for a new SDCC'08 StarWarsShop exclusive figure).

Friday, June 20, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Medicom Toy Exhibition '08 Pictures UPDATED


Medicom Toy Exhibition '08 doesn't officially start until tomorrow, but plenty of images from the show have popped up on-line thanks to the preview party which took place Friday night in Japan. Click on through for a round-up of some of the new items that have been shown so far!

Friday, June 20, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Medicom Toy Exhibition '08 Exclusive Spirit of Yoda


Our friends at Slave1.jp have posted a new image gallery for the Medicom Toy Exhibition '08 exclusive Spirit of Yoda carded Kubrick figure! As a Parco show exclusive, the figure is sure to fetch a pretty penny on eBay.

Friday, June 20, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Medicom Toy Exhibition '08 Series 2 Carded 6-Pack


Our friends at Slave1.jp have also posted a new image gallery for the Medicom Toy Exhibition '08 exclusive Series 2 Collectors Edition carded Kubrick figure set! Good luck to my fellow Kubrick fans looking to track one down!

Friday, June 20, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

LEGO Death Star Up for Pre-Order


LEGO is now taking pre-orders for a massive Death Star set. The $400 set includes 25 mini-figures (six of which are new to the set) and a pile of classic Death Star settings allowing you to recreate practically all of your favorite scenes from Star Wars and Return of the Jedi.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

SDCC'08 Exclusive The Clone Wars Yoda Key


Acme Archives has announced the first Character Key in their new Star Wars: The Clone Wars line! The Yoda Key will be a San Diego Comic Con exclusive, but a small allotment will be sold on-line on July 24th so that everyone has a chance to grab one. The Key will cost $35 and will be limited to 750 pieces.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Wal-Mart Green Leader's A-Wing Starfighter


A new picture floating around the internet shows off the upcoming Wal-Mart exclusive Green Leader's A-Wing Starfighter with kit-bashed Arvyl Crynyd. According to the box, the ship's cockpit has been modified this time around. Thanks to fantofan.jp for the image!

Thursday, June 19, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Official Site's New Look


The Official Site has a very new look, beefed up just for the Clone Wars 3-D movie and series launch! Head on over to check out all the new features, images, and more. If you're intent on knowing nothing about the upcoming movie though, there may be spoilers hidden in there. You've been warned.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

2008 Order 66 2-Packs Give-Away Winner


Congratulations go out to forum member Keonobi, the winner of our recent 2008 Order 66 2-Packs Give-Away. As always, thanks once again to all who entered! Stay tuned for more great give-aways from JediDefender!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

UPDATE:Indiana Jones Wave 3 Found at Retail


Figures from the 3rd wave of Indiana Jones basic figures are turning up at retail. The Last Crusade wave figures were found by forumite Jedipurge at his local Wal-Mart, and he mentions that paint applications may be an issue again with some of the figures so beware.

UPDATE: Jedipurge sent us a couple cell phone photos of his find, which you can click above to check out Col. Vogel and Dr. Henry Jones Sr.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

Wal-Mart Droid Factory 2-Packs Found


The Wal-Mart exclusive Droid Factory 2-packs have been found by a number of our forum members and some who have emailed in their recent finds. All 6 sets appear to be out, so get to your Wal-Mart and pick them up while you can.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

Another Previews Mighty Mugg Exclusive


Big Bad Toy Store has a pre-order up for the Previews Exclusive Admiral Ackbar Mighty Mugg, and a previously unknown Shadow Stormtrooper Mighty Mugg! Click the thumbnail above to check out the new trooper and a more clear Ackbar image.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

Shipping From Dark Horse This Week


Arriving at your local comic book shop this week are two new comic books from Dark Horse Comics - Legacy #25 and Knights of the Old Republic #30. Can't wait to read them? Then follow the links for previews to tide you over!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Previews Exclusive Pirate TIE Fighter Revealed


BigBadToyStore has posted a pre-order for a new Previews exclusive Legacy Collection Pirate TIE Fighter. The ship will cost around $55 and includes an exclusive Hobbie Klivian in TIE Pilot Gear figure. Look for it to hit stores this Fall.

Monday, June 16, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

That's One Big Spider


We received another anonymous email over the weekend, this time with a picture of the Clone Wars Homing Spider Droid coming in the $20 vehicle assortment. Usually that means a smaller vehicle, but click the thumbnail above to get an idea of just how large this piece of Separatist hardware stacks up to other droids!

Monday, June 16, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

New Legacy Collection Falcon Images!


JD Forum Member JangoTat was kind enough to post a pile of photos of his new Legacy Millennium Falcon! Check out the images in our forums and share your thoughts on this fantastic piece from Hasbro (oh yes, it's fantastic)!

Saturday, June 14, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

2008 Medicom Toy Exhibition Exclusives Revealed


Japanese magazine Openers has posted a sneak preview of the exclusives planned for the 2008 Medicom Toy Exhibition at the Parco Complex in Tokyo later this month. Click on the thumbnails above to check out the Collectors Edition carded set of the Star Wars Series 2 figures and a 400% Golden Idol Be@rbrick!

Friday, June 13, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

The Legacy Collection Falcon Hits Canadian Retail


JD Forum Member JangoTat was able to pick up the Legacy Millennium Falcon today at his local Toys R Us store in Canada. Click on the thumbnail above to check out his score! I guess the Canadians missed the "July 26th street date" memo, so keep your eyes peeled if you're in the Great White North!

Friday, June 13, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Saga Legends "Clone Gear" Revealed?


An anonymous source passed along a picture of what appears to be the contents of the Clone Gear locker from the new Legacy carded Saga Legends figures. We're still working to confirm the source, so even though it looks pretty likely, please consider it a rumor for now.

Friday, June 13, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Previews Exclusive Admiral Ackbar Mighty Mugg


Thanks to an eBay auction, we've got an image of what appears to be a Previews exclusive Admiral Ackbar Mighty Muggs figure. No word yet on where or when this figure will be available, we'll let you know more when we do!

Friday, June 13, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Acme Clone Wars Character Key - Roron Corrob Update


Morly from Acme Archives has passed along word that the Roron Corrob Character Key, the final key in Acme's Clone Wars line, will go up for preorder on Monday, June 16th at noon (PST). Roron will be sold via CharacterKey.com and it sounds like the key will end up limited to 750 pieces worldwide.

Friday, June 13, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

More Clone Wars 3-D Troopers


I guess it was inevitable really. An onslaught of Clones in all colors. Tonight we've got a picture of a Grey Clone Trooper from the Clone Wars 3-D line. Thanks once again to our friends at Black Sheep Toys for the super clear image! Also check out Picture #2 and Pictures #3 of the same trooper!

Thursday, June 12, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

New Clone Wars Trailer on Yahoo


A new official trailer for Star Wars: The Clone Wars has been posted on Yahoo! Movies. The new trailer is full of new images from the movie, including plenty of new ships and characters. The Clone Wars opens on August 15th!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

More Clone Wars 3-D Trooper Photos


More Clone Wars 3D Clone Troopers surfaced tonight, and the paintjobs look pretty ornate on these two. Click the thumbnails above to look at a Republic emblem Clone Commander, and a Republic emblem Clone Trooper. A big thanks again goes to our friends at Black Sheep Toys!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

Shipping From Dark Horse This Week


Arriving at your local comic book shop this week is Star Wars: Rebellion #14 from Dark Horse Comics. Can't wait to read it? Well then check out Dark Horse's website for a preview to tide you over!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Pepsi Nex Star Wars Be@rbrick Promo in Japan


It appears that Pepsi will be running a new Star Wars promotion during Celebration Japan. Select 500mL bottles of Pepsi Nex sold at the convention will include one of 16 different Star Wars Be@rbrick figures!

Monday, June 9, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

More Clone Wars Figure Photos


As you'd expect, there will be a rainbow of colors for the new Clone Wars 3-D Clone Troopers this Summer, and we've got a couple pics of them to show you. Click the thumbnails above to check out the animated Clone Commander (Yellow), and animated Clone Lieutenant (Blue)! And thanks again to our friends at Black Sheep Toys for the scoop!

Saturday, June 7, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

Questions for Hasbro? - Session 54


On May 30th, we sent another batch of questions to Hasbro for their Star Wars Question and Answer feature. Today, we've got the answers to those three questions and a follow-up from last week!

Friday, June 6, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Wishlists 2008: The Clone Wars


For the last couple of years, JediDefender has run an informal fan poll asking for your ten most wanted characters from the various Star Wars films. All you have to do to take part in our latest poll is come up with your Wish List for your top ten 3-3/4" figures for Star Wars: The Clone Wars!

Friday, June 6, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Wishlists 2008: Temple of Doom


For the last couple of years, JediDefender has run an informal fan poll asking for your ten most wanted characters from the various Star Wars films. With Hasbro's new line of toys and the new movie, we've decided to carry the tradition over to Indiana Jones too!

Friday, June 6, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

JD Wishlists 2008: Return of the Jedi Results


All the votes have been tallied and the results are in! The top 10 Wishlist for Return of the Jedi has been published in our forums with Wooof, the Klaatu from Jabba's Palace, leading the pack as the overall #1 selection. Thanks to everyone who participated in the voting process!

Friday, June 6, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

JD Wishlists 2008: Raiders of the Lost Ark Results


All the votes have been tallied and the results are in! The top 10 Wishlist for Raiders of the Lost Ark has been published in our forums with the evil Arnold Toht leading the pack as the overall #1 selection. Thanks to everyone who participated in the voting process!

Friday, June 6, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow 'Ambush on Hoth' Diorama Update


Sideshow Collectibles is now taking pre-orders for their 'Ambush on Hoth' Polystone Diorama. The Empire Strikes Back based diorama is sculpted in approximately 1:9 scale (over 18 inches tall) and should ship this Winter.

Friday, June 6, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

New Captain Rex Photos


Click the thumbnails above to check out some large clear photos of the upcoming Clone Wars Animated Captain Rex. Set to be a major Clone player in the upcoming cartoon, many of us already have this guy on order from Hasbro! It's tough to deny the animated look is kind of cool. Thanks to our friends at Black Sheep Toys for the loose pics!

Friday, June 6, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

New Millenium Falcon Specs Discovered


JD forumite Ghost of QG found another bit of information on Hasbro's site that may interest you - the Legacy Millenium Falcon instruction sheet! If you'd like to know everything about this new ship, from how to build it to how to seat figures, check it out! As always, come by our Forums to chat about this discovery.

Thursday, June 5, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

Dagger Squadron En Route?


Forumite Ghost of QG posted something interesting in our Forums this evening. Click on through for some speculation on what he may have uncovered, and how it may (or may not) have ties to another mysterious exclusive.

Thursday, June 5, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow SDCC'08 VCD Shadow Guard Reminder


Sideshow Collectibles continues to gear up for Comic Con 2008 with the Medicom VCD Shadow Guard Priority Preorder beginning Thursday for attendees and Friday for non-attendees. Remember that you need to be a newsletter subscriber and have a Sideshow online account to preorder.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008 | Jesse Wall

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